Utah Jazz basketball: Jazz cruise to victory over Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-98

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  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 3:43 a.m.

    Re: "concerned with Hayward's play. He's brilliant one game and awful the next. He's incredibly inconsistent and frustrating to watch at times. I'm worried that he's just a slightly better version of C.J." by Millsapfan...

    ...first, yes, a mystery. One one hopes is solved soon, but at least he plays hard, if not always as intelligently as he does sometimes even when doesn't have his shot.

    And second, CJ certainly turned in a vintage CJ performance that reminded me why I was so happy to hear he was gone, gone, gone... ...looking brilliant for a few minutes, but all "clang, clang, clang goes the trolley" thereafter.

    Third, AJ is not exactly old yet, and you can see he's really working to improve multiple aspects of his game - defense, passing, speed, team offense, free throws, moving, getting up and down the court, not ball-bogarting, etc. Dumb to lose him just as he starts to peak.

    Finally, Corbin IS also maddeningly inconsistent himself, but IS beginning to act like he's in charge and has a glimmer of a plan as to what he wants to do about that now that he is....

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 21, 2013 11:53 p.m.


    i understand that this was a down game for Hayward...but you cant compare him to CJ...Hayward averaged 14pts from late december till today...CJ couldn't even do that...

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 5:13 p.m.


    Sounds good, except for one thing the Jazz are located in Utah. I don't think Rondo would be willing to play here and certainly wouldn't be happy playing here.

  • tomo keystone heights, fl.
    Jan. 21, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    As a disgruntled Celtic fan(Jazz are my 2nd fav) we would like to take your Cap'n off your hands for Rondo & Bass. Rondo could feed your resident beasts a steady diet of leather while Bass could come off the bench for Milsap w/out complaint. Your youths' would begin to thrive on schedule and your defense would improve instantly(minus AJ). What say you?

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 10:58 p.m.

    Good win, hopefully they can pad their record with this next homestretch of games.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    A win is a win.. Jazz would still do better with the youngins instead of Watson getting so many minutes.

  • millsapfan Provo, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Americanvet, I could not agree with you more...Corbin is definitely slowing down the progress of this young team. Unfortunately, this is going to bite them in the rear come playoffs. He lacks the coaching skills needed to take them to that next level. Their raw talent will only take them so far.

    I'm a bit concerned with Hayward's play. He's brilliant one game and awful the next. He's incredibly inconsistent and that is so frustrating to watch at times. I'm worried that he's just a slightly better version of C.J. Miles...but just as streaky. I love Favor's tenacity and the fact that he never backs down, but he's sloppy with his fouling and still has a way to go. Foye has been the surprise pickup this offseason and has been pretty solid from beyond the arc, really opening up the inside game for our bigs. It's interesting though that the most consistent bench player so far has been Demarre Carroll...

    Ya, I know, blah, blah, blah. Sorry, I had to vent.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 20, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    This was one of the Jazz's better games. Everyone will forget the weakness of the opponent. The Jazz are on cruise control. The heroes were Favors and Kanter the stars of the future. Foye once again was devastating with his long range shots. The Jazz still need a good young point guard who can feed the devastaters. Now, what will you do about Jefferson and Millsap. Losing both would bring a great deal of cap room. It looks now like the best move would be to let both go and feed the rock to Favors and Kanter with resigning Foye and letting him draw out the defense. They should have signed Dragic for a lot of different reasons which include changing the chemistry of the team to its maximum potential. The problem is that AJ is playing so well but can you afford to up his salary even more with a long term deal.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    The Jazz have been winning games and playing better lately, and have a better home schedule coming up in the future. This all makes me happy and puts me in a good mood so I have decided to lay of criticizing Corbin's coaching decisions and Marvin Williams ineffective playing for the night. So enjoy the night off boys but I'm afraid you're both going to be drawing my criticism again soon because you're both slowing down the progress of this Jazz team.